Chilled Grilled Black Figs with Virginia Country Ham and Lime Cream

  • Servings : 6



  • 12 black Figs, sliced in ½ length wise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 limes
  • 6 oz thinly sliced Virginia country ham
  • 4 tsp snipped chives and flowers


Step 1

Brush figs with oil. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over figs. Broil or grill 2-3 mins until soft but still hold shape. Mix cream til soft peaks. Slowly add lime juice and nutmeg to form a thick sauce. Serve: Cut limes in half and level on the bottom. Place on plate and surround with fig halves, drapes with ham and pipe with lime cream in a lacy pattern. Sprinkle with chives. Do ahead: Can do ahead except lime cream, Refrigerate. Could use lime coulis as a base.

Step 2

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